Hi Chris,

Welcome to the group. I had rats for several years, and I thought
they were terrific pets, even tho many people were horrified at 
the idea of petting a rat :-)

I have 15 rescued cats at home and 12 cats in a separate building
who were all exposed to FelV.  They are all over 2 years old and
2 are over 5.  They have not been vaccinated because I didn't know
one of the 5 year old cats was positive when I took her in as a

Lorrie in WV

On 04-22, cer...@new.rr.com wrote:
>    Hi everyone:
>    I just joined up, this is my first post. To be brief, I volunteer at
>    our local animal shelter, and just adopted a FeLeuk+ girl. I have
>    worked with them at the shelter, but never had one in my home, so I
>    joined up to get some tips and help, when I need it. She is about 2
>    years of age, named Raja, very pretty, and also very sweet, and a happy
>    girl. The shelter had sent in an IFA test on her, to see where she
>    stands, and we are waiting for the results of that. I have just
>    switched to an integrative vet, and plan to take Raja to her after we
>    get the results.
>    I also have 8 other cats and 1 rat, all of which came from the shelter
>    (fallout from volunteering), and I am usually fostering for them as
>    well, usually cats, but IĆ¢ve also had rabbits, ferrets, a hedgehog, a
>    hamster, and rats. Now I have a mama and her 6 babies, which were born
>    here. Of course Raja has her own room, with the rat in his cage to keep
>    her company.
>    Before joining I had never heard of mixing them with non leuk cats-I
>    find this interesting. Not sure I would have the guts to do it, though.
>    I was wondering-are there files on the home site that I can look
>    through before I start asking questions that have probably been asked
>    here a million times?
>    Thanks so much for any future help.
>    Chris C.

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